Explains strategy and business models for growth (scaling, sustainable models, financial metrics)
Shows how to set growth rate boundaries/limits both internally and externally
Covers people, governance model, technology and markets, competition, regulatory impact
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
About this book
Link commercial growth and value to management and governance. The guidance provided in this book helps you take the valuation of today—an arcane, statistical methodology—and bring it into the realm of modern management decision making.
There is a disconnect between corporate governance/management initiatives and commercial success. Sound management and governance will help you bridge that gap between classic corporate valuation disciplines and commercial success.
Project and corporate growth are both characterized by functional focus. For example, there might be a dedicated sales/marketing growth project. Metrics of success might be market share or number of units sold. In reality, growth is an overall organizational effort and must be measured by the increase in the corporate valuation. Interview data show that this is not the case and that the contributor’s efforts become misaligned in the excitement and focus of the individual campaign. This book shows you how overall valuation is the true measure of success of a growth effort. It is a lesson that applies from startup to the public liquidation of the entity.
What You Will Learn
- Allocate growth resources, including the decision process, internal governance, and empowering leadership
- Consider marketing and branding, such as competitive perspective, customer demographics, regulatory considerations, role of collaboration, and more
- Know the role of technology/IP, including the current state of application and the role of proprietary information
- Consider risk and downside, including company failure, loss of market share, and loss of key people/customers
Who This Book Is ForC-level management and above; corporate governance professionals; boards of directors; CEOs; venture and other investment organizations; business school academics, faculty, and students; and accounting, regulatory, and legal professionals
- Financial valuation
- Corporate growth
- Commercializing growth
- Project growth
- Value of a project
- Project valuation
- Life-cycle value improvement
- Corporate governance
- Board agendas
Authors and Affiliations
About the author
Jerome Schaufeld is an Affiliate Professor, Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Technology Commercialization, and Early-Stage Investment Capital Emeritus at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Business School. For the past 15 years, he has taught at the Foisie School of Management at WPI in the area of new venture creation, innovation and entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and the acquisition of capital in early-stage ventures. He consults for three venture capital firms and is currently doing research in the area of entrepreneurship models for universities.In addition, he has taught graduate-level new venture dynamics in Switzerland (and other international locations, including China, Denmark, and Greece) and is currently working with a research team at the Neaman Institute at the Technion in Israel on the topic of improving the efficiency of the investment process. He is the author of Commercializing Innovation (Apress).
Book Title: Commercializing Growth
Book Subtitle: Connecting Valuation with Management and Governance Methodologies
Authors: Jerry Schaufeld
Publisher: Apress Berkeley, CA
Copyright Information: Jerry Schaufeld 2021
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4842-7501-6Published: 08 December 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4842-7502-3Published: 01 January 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 110
Number of Illustrations: 15 b/w illustrations